ODRways, the first of its kind online mediators
platform co-founded by Pranjal Sinha and Vikram
Kumar, aims to make mediation a primary method
of dispute resolution in India. With mediators in 21
cities across India, the platform intends to make
mediation services easily accessible to the common
man of India. One can file a dispute on their online
platform and get connected to a mediator within
24 hours. In less than 4 months of launching the
platform, the platform has received 100+ cases.
These disputes range from family disputes to
property as well as commercial matters, One can
use the online mediation platform to resolve your
disputes without stepping outside the house.
From being recognized as the 'Socially Most Innovative platform in 2015' by Google to being listed in the 'Top 10 Social Ideas of 2016' in Tata Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, the initiative has also been supported by judges, lawyers and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) organizations such as Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), Center of Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP) and Delhi Dispute Resolution Society (DDRS) among others. It was also recognized as a "Sustainable online mediation model for developing countries in Asia to get high stake matters" at Global Mediation Forum, Bangkok in May, 2017, organized by World Mediation Organization (WMO) and Thailand Arbitration Centre.
In August, 2017, ODRways was identified by Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, in the list of 12 Alternative Dispute Resolution agencies across India, which will help government departments in reducing their burden of court cases.